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Ink & watercolors highlight next Grand Theatre exhibit
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TRACY  – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents an exhibition surveying 15 years of ink and watercolor works, titled “Drawn from Nature – California Landscapes by Milt Bullard.”
The exhibition is on display from Jan. 23 through March 5 in the Souza and Energy Galleries. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. A Gallery Talk will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from noon to 2 p.m. A Pen and Ink Drawing Workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition, Opening Reception and Gallery Talk are free and open to the public.
Drawn from Nature surveys a body of California landscapes created since 2000. Featured works in ink and watercolor are drawn from the diverse natural environments of the region including meadows, rock formations and vistas. The exhibition emphasizes and investigates drawing as an essential form of communication and our shared experiences of nature. Landscapes are captured and explored in beautiful lines, bold contrasts, geometry and perspective. Bullard’s work forces us to see the land while feeling its weight, scale and energies, bringing us to observations of common experience.
 “For several years I have focused my work on the natural environments of California,” Bullard said. “As the visual arts are – and always have been – a basic form of communication, these drawings are a principal way to show-and-tell, discussing our common experiences.”
Public hours for the Grand Galleries are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour prior to most performances on the Grand Theatre stages.
The Galleries are closed during the month of August and in between feature exhibitions.
Featured exhibits are presented in the GWF Energy and Souza Family Galleries. Art Co-Opted in the South Gallery features over 40 artists and lenders. Exhibitions are open to the public.

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